he Iranian short film “21 Weeks Later” written and directed by Nasrin Mohammadpour won The Sonje Award, given to the best Korean and Asian short films, at the 28th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which was held from October 4 to 13 in South Korea.
Having its world premiere, “21 Weeks Later” represented Iran at the Wide Angle - Asian Short Film Competition section of the BIFF.
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), held annually in Busan, South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. The main focus of the BIFF is to introduce new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the large youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent.
This year’s edition of the festival attracted more than 140,000 movie lovers to the port city of Busan for 10 days.The 28th BIFF screened 209 films from 70 countries at four theaters, including 88 world and international premieres.